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William K. Anderson Appointed
Senior VP for Finance and Development

Posted February 26, 2001

HOLLAND -- William K. Anderson of the Hope College staff has been chosen to lead the college's fundraising arm.

Anderson, a member of the Hope staff since 1966, has been named senior vice president for finance and development. He was previously vice president for business and finance at Hope.

"Bill Anderson has repeatedly demonstrated that he is a superb manager and a creative, strategic thinker," said Dr. James E. Bultman, president of Hope College. "Our goal is to lay the foundation for reaching our full potential in development even as we press forward in achieving our lofty fundraising goals."

In addition to continuing his duties in finance, Anderson will lead the development and advancement services programs at Hope. The public relations and alumni relations programs, previously part of the advancement division, will continue to be led by Tom Renner, director of public relations, who will report directly to Bultman.

Along with conducting its on-going annual fundraising efforts, Hope is in the midst of the $85 million "Legacies: A Vision of Hope" capital campaign, announced in October. The campaign has three primary components: renovating and expanding the science center, increasing the endowment, and addressing short-term and long-term facility and space needs. Thus far, some $58 million has been raised through the campaign.

Hope's previous vice president, Bob DeYoung, retired in June of 2000 after 35 years on the Hope staff, the last 26 as vice president in charge of development and public relations. DeYoung continues to assist Hope in fund- raising on a part-time basis.

Anderson came to Hope in the fall of 1966 as director of accounting. He was appointed controller in 1968, chief fiscal officer in 1972 and vice president for business and finance in 1973.

He has been active in a variety of community organizations. His board memberships and involvements through the years have included the Holland Country Club, Hospice of Holland, City of Holland Strategic Planning and Holland Area Child Development Services. He is also an active member of Fellowship Reformed Church.

Prior to coming to Hope, he worked for Big Dutchman Inc. of Zeeland, and for General Motors in Grand Rapids. He is a 1963 graduate of Ferris State University.

He and his wife, Suzie, live in Holland. They have four grown sons.

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